everything is broken

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In every direction:
"Everything Is Broken"

Broken lines broken strings
Broken threads broken springs
Broken idols broken heads
People sleeping in broken beds
Ain't no use jiving
Ain't no use joking
Everything is broken.

Broken bottles broken plates
Broken switches broken gates
Broken dishes broken parts
Streets are filled with broken hearts
Broken words never meant to be spoken
Everything is broken.

Seem like every time you stop and turn around
Something else just hit the ground
Broken cutters broken saws
Broken buckles broken laws
Broken bodies broken bones
Broken voices on broken phones
Take a deep breath feel like you're chokin'
Everything is broken.

Everytime you leave and go off someplace
Things fall to pieces in my face
Broken hands on broken ploughs
Broken treaties broken vows
Broken pipes broken tools
People bending broken rules
Hound dog howling bullfrog croaking
Everything is broken.
Big news of the morning is that power may be being restored at my house even as we speak. The power company is putting in huge generators to make up for the cut power lines. Of course, the other news is that there may be no way to stop the fire until it rains... which could be months.

So I'm calling the post office to see if we are getting reliable, steady, normal power or unreliable, intermittent, not-normal power. Everything's broken and deteriorating.

pipe up any time....